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Aecon awarded Atikokan GS biomass power contract


August 13, 2012
By Alyssa Dalton

August 13, 2012 – Aecon Group will be completing the design and construction of the fuel handling and storage systems for the Atikokan Generating Station (GS) biomass conversion project. The value of the contract is approximately half of the $170-million project.

Aecon Group and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) signed the contract earlier this month.

According to the company, the Atikokan GS will be one of the largest biomass plants in North America, with more than 200MW of capacity, and will include plant modifications and the construction of a fuel storage and handling system to manage the biomass fuel.

“Aecon is pleased to be an integral part of another OPG clean energy project,” said Teri McKibbon, Aecon’s chief operating officer.

The project is expected to be completed in 2014.